PM betrayed soldiers on OROP: Rahul
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has betrayed soldiers and former servicemen by lying about implementation of the OROP scheme.
The Congress also sought a government apology for the police manhandling of the family of Ram Kishan Grewal. Gandhi, who was detained by Delhi Police thrice in two days over the issues, told the media here that he met some 80 ex-servicemen and “they said what Modiji is calling OROP is only pension enhancement”.
“Narendra Modiji, you should stop lying and work to implement the OROP,” the Congress leader said. “If you have implemented OROP, why are they protesting at Jantar Mantar? The truth is that the government of India has not implemented it,” he said, referring to a relay hunger strike that began on Tuesday for rectification of anomalies in the scheme.